Labor News

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Today in labor history: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

On August 28, 1963, Maryland police reported, "By 8 a.m., 100 buses an hour were streaming through the Baltimore Harbor Tunne" heading for Washington, D.C.

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Today in labor history: Tuskegee Institute opened

The school focused at least officially on industrial and agricultural education in keeping with Washington's pedagogy and philosophy

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Longshore union leader: "We're putting our bodies on the line."

Hundreds of port workers have voluntarily stood in front of trains carrying grain to an outlaw company in Longview, Washington. Their struggle has made news across the nation and around the world.

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Washington state unions see arrests on docks as part of pattern

The arrests union officers and the wives and mothers of 10 longshoremen are seen by union members here as part of a major assault underway against this state's labor movement.

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Wildcat strikes called as West Coast port battle heats up

Hundreds of longshore workers marched on the port past security guards and then dumped grain after removing it from rail cars.

Nurses score wins for unions and patients

Emphasizing that short-staffing harms patients, the National Nurses Union racked up a big contract win at the D.C. area's largest hospital, the Washington Hospital Center.

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Cheesehead solidarity: 3,000 jam Wash. state capital

Roaring solidarity with Wisconsin workers, many in the crowd wore Green Bay Packer "cheesehead" foam hats, symbolizing how the "Cheddar Revolution" has spread nationwide from America's Dairyland. 

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Hero of labor, Will Parry, celebrates 90th birthday

SEATTLE - At his 90th birthday party, April 24, Will Parry picked up his guitar and led 400 union brothers and sisters, family, comrades, and friends in singing "Carry It On," ending, "No more tears, for we're still singing."